Rachel Brown Rachel Brown

Present Perfect Simple with just, already and yet
Pre-intermediate level


Abc • Navigate Coursebook Pre-intermediate by Caroline Krantz and Julie Norton Oxford University Press;
Abc Own powerpoint slides
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will have had clarification on the meaning, form and pronunciation of the present perfect simple with just, already and yet in the context of social media.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will also have practised their speaking skills in the freer practice.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T asks learners two questions as follows:- Do you regularly use social media? What do you think about social media? Learners discuss in pairs/threes in breakout rooms. T demos the task with one of the stronger students.

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T shows slides with lighthearted "Facebook" style chat, incorporating various examples of the target language. T asks learners to ready quickly and find the words ALREADY, JUST AND YET in the chat. ICQ: Are we reading quickly? T shows next slide with answer keys. T sélects learners to "rôle play" the chat.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Meaning: T shows slides with three selected sentences from the "Facebook" chat using the target language. and two possible meanings for each. Activity: Chose the correct option. Use chat for your answers. ICQ: Where do we put the answers? Each slide is discussed in turn and clarified. CCQ: Why is "A" the correct answer? Why is "B" the wrong answer? Do we use "just" for something that was done recently? T shows slide with timeline. Form: Activity: T shows slides with further examples of the Present Perfect Simple and ALREADY/JUST/YET. Students chose the correct option. T shows answer key for each sentence. CCQ: Why is "A" wrong? T shows slide summarising form. Pronunciation: T shows slide with three examples of sentences including ALREADY/JUST/YET. T models the correct pronunciation and drills chorally and individually.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Sentence making activity. T asks students to make sentences using the present perfect simple and just/already/yet using the prompts given. Students write their answers in the chat or on paper. ICQs: Where do you write you answers? Students discuss their answers in breakout rooms. T conducts OCFB to share and compares answers using the whiteboard.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

In breakout rooms, students discuss the following question:- What websites or applications do you regularly use? T asks students to use as much target language as possible. T models a reply.

Open Class Feedback and Delayed Error Correction (1-2 minutes) • To provide Students to develop their pronunciation and use of the target language.

T uses whiteboard to discuss examples of errors . Students chose the correct option.

Anticipated Problems and Solutions of Classroom management

Problem: Imbalance of students in breakout rooms Solution: Move students to ensure good mix of stronger and weaker learners in each group. Problem: As this is an on-line class, students do not have physical handout to compare the controlled practice task with their partners in breakout rooms. Solution: Copy text into the chat.

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